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Dr. Tarisayi Pedzisa


PhD Agric. Econs (UP,SA); MSc Agric Econs, BSc Agric (UZ)

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Agricultural Economics
Conservation Agriculture

Faculty: Agriculture Environment And Food Systems
Department: Agricultural Business Development and Economics
Research Category: Environment & Agriculture

Tarisayi Pedzisa holds a PhD in Agriculture Economics from the University of Pretoria, an MSc in Agriculture Economics and BSc Agriculture from the University of Zimbabwe. She worked as a researcher consultant at ICRISAT-Bulawayo before joining the University. Some of the projects she has worked on include ; Assessing the contribution of Conservation Agriculture to building resilience under drought conditions in southern Africa , Improving the impacts of soil fertility research in Southern Africa, Evaluating the implementation of seed fairs in Zimbabwe and Impact evaluation of fertiliser microdosing in Zimbabwe. Her research interests include value-chain analysis, linking smallholder farmers to markets, impact evaluation, adoption and development of appropriate technologies and climate smart agriculture. She has a number of publications including journal articles, research reports and conference proceedings.


Rosenstock, T. S., Wilkes, A., Nowak, A., Akamandisa, V. M., Bondo, A., Kimaro, A. A., ... & Fay, J. (2018). Measurement, reporting and verification of climate-smart agriculture: Change of perspective, change of possibilities?. CCAFS Info Note.
Murendo, C., Gwara, S., Mpofu, N., Pedzisa, T., Mazvimavi, K., & Chivenge, P. (2016). The adoption of a portfolio of sustainable agricultural practices by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe.
Pedzisa, T., Rugube, L., Winter-Nelson, A., Baylis, K., & Mazvimavi, K. (2015). The Intensity of adoption of Conservation agriculture by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Agrekon, 54(3), 1-22.
Pearce, D., Crafford, J., Burger, A., Pedzisa, T., & Mitchell, S. (2014). An analysis of water pricing instruments governed by the DWA water pricing strategy, and its potential for generating revenue for CMAs. WRC Project K, 5.
Mazvimavi, K., Pedzisa, T., Murendo, C., Minde, I. J., & Ndlovu, P. V. (2012). Cost effectiveness of seed fairs relative to direct relief distribution in Zimbabwe. Development in Practice, 22(7), 978-990.
Pedzisa, T., Rugube, L., Winter-Nelson, A., Baylis, K., & Mazvimavi, K. (2015). Abandonment of conservation agriculture by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Journal of sustainable development, 8(1), 69.
Pedzisa, T., Minde, I., & Twomlow, S. (2010). An evaluation of the use of participatory processes in wide-scale dissemination of research in micro dosing and conservation agriculture in Zimbabwe. Research Evaluation, 19(2), 145-155.
Pedzisa, T., Minde, I. J., & Twomlow, S. (2010). The use of participatory processes in wide-scale dissemination of micro dosing and conservation agriculture in Zimbabwe (No. 308-2016-5099, pp. 1-17).
Minde, I., Pedzisa, T., & Dimes, J. (2008). Improving access and utilization of fertilizers by smallholder farmers in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

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